The VUCAVU OUTREACH project is a digital literacy initiative that we developped in 2019-2020. During this project, we visited film, video and art communities from across the country to discuss with artists and arts administrators of all kinds. Thanks to a Digital Literacy grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, Jacquelyn Hébert,  VUCAVU's Community and Program Manager, presented workshops for those who want to learn more about digital distribution opportunities and learn from each other about how to utilize digital tools in the work we do.

All the presentations listed below were FREE and open to the public.
The video above is a recording of the online VUCAVU Outreach presentation of that we did in May 2020.

VUCAVU thanks all the organizations that collaborated with us throughout the year on this project. We are grateful for their generous participation and their invitations to connect with their communities. We had so many engaging conversations about the dissemination of media art and really enjoyed meeting so many amazing artists and artist administrators from all over the country.


Diffusion VUCAVU: Co-presented with Le Labo and Le FRIC

Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST ONLINE (in French)
This event is hosted by VUCAVU and co-presented by Le Labo, Toronto's francophone media arts centre and Le FRIC (Fronts des réalisateurs independants du Canada).
This workshop is free & will be held online through ZOOM.
Please note: this event will take place in French. Register through Eventbrite here :
For more information, check out the Facebook event

Thank you to our co-presenters:

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VUCAVU Outreach: Co-presented with the Images Festival and CFMDC

Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 3:30pm EST / 12:30pm PST
As part of our ongoing VUCAVU OUTREACH initiative, we will present our next event ONLINE! Learn about digital marketing for film & video, including and other Video-On-Demand (VOD) platforms. Led by Jacquelyn Hébert, VUCAVU's Community & Program Manager.

Co-presented with Morgan Sears-Williams from CFMDC & Samuel Lafrance from the Images Festival.

Thank you to our co-presenters:





Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM
LOCATION: PAVED Arts event space (424 20th st w, upstairs) COST  FREE


Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Vancouver, British-Columbia: Friday, February 7, 2020 @ 11:30AM

LOCATION : Reliance theatre, 520 East 1st avenue, vancouver, bc, v5t 0h2
COST : This event is Reserved for All Students, Staff, Faculty and Alumni of Emily Carr University


VIVO Media Arts

Vancouver, British Columbia: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
LOCATION : 2625 Kaslo st., vancouver, bc, v5m 3g9
TIME : 6:30 PM
COST : free

JOIN Video out, vucavu, cineworks and Moving Images Distribution for a presentation and discussion on the various methods and means of distributing media works in 2020. jacquelyn hêbert (VUCAVU) will be leading the event, along with representatives from local resource centres foR media artists, april thompson (Cineworks), casey wei (video out) and Sylvia Jonescu Lisitza (Moving Images).

This presentation includes an overview of how we can help media artists and filmmakers promote their work.


Presentations at the Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) in Collaboration wtih the Yukon Film Society

Whitehorse, Yukon: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 3:30 PM

LOCATION : Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
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This workshop is led by Jacquelyn Hébert, VUCAVU’s Community and Program Manager, and is intended for artists and filmmakers interested in learning about distribution for their film and videos. During the session, Jacquelyn will discuss what is, who their partners are and what it offers artists. This will also include an overview of other Video-On-Demand (VOD) platforms, including the Yukon Film Society's very own Available Light on Demand VOD and a discussion about how digital tools can be used to help promote an artists’ practice. Finally, the presentation will look at how VUCAVU can be used as a curatorial, research, and educational tool.


ALFF: One-on-One Networking Meetings

Whitehorse, Yukon: Monday, February 3, 2020 at 10:30 AM
LOCATION : old fire hall
COST : $20/$25 or with industry pass
More info :

Fifteen minute meetings, by appointment. Industry participants have a chance to meet industry delegates in private or small groups to pitch their ideas and seek advice on projects. This enables Yukon film and media producers to establish personal & professional relationships early in the week. 

Guests include: Lesley Birchard, CBC Short Docs; Deborah Osborne, APTN; Michele McMahon, Crave; Jacquelyn Hébert, VUCAVU; Shirley Vercruysse, NFB; Robin Summerfield, CBC Creators Network; Doug Holmes, Absolutely Canadian; Mike Gravitis, Northwestel.

Video Pool Media Arts Centre and the Winnnipeg Film Group

WINNIPEG, Manitoba: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM

LOCATION : Video Pool Media Arts Centre, '
The Output' 2nd Floor, Artspace,
100 Arthur St. #300, Winnipeg, MB


OCAD University, Ontario College of Art and Design

TORONTO, Ontario
Thursday October 31, 2019
Friday November 1, 2019


Halifax Independent Film Festival (HIFF) and the Center for Art Tapes

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia: June 14-17 2019

From June 14th - 17th, VUCAVU will be in Halifax to present two presentations and to participate in the 13th annual HALIFAX INDEPENT FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL (HIFF).

Hosted by HIFF as part of their 2019 distribution initiative. This presentation is happening on
Saturday, June 15th from 12:45-1:45pm at the Halifax Central Library, BMO Community Room.
More info:



Sunday, June 16th, 2019 at 1PM at the , Project Room, 2238 Maitland Street, Halifax NS

WORKSHOP: Film and video distribution for artists in the digital age
*** Free of charge and open to everyone.
Facebook event:

Near North Mobile Media Lab + MANO-RAMO : Cold Waters Media Arts Symposium & Festival

NORTH BAY, Ontario: June 13 2019

Our 1st workshop will be held in North Bay on June 13th from 3:30-4:30pm as part of the COLD WATERS SYMPOSIUM & FESTIVAL presented by MANO-RAMO and the Near North Mobile Media Lab.

More info here:


We acknowledge the support of theCanada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.